This Week in Low Carb News: Nina Tiecholz on the Ketogenic Diet and Belinda Fettke on Conflicts of Interest

Every week I come across a bunch of articles I want to tweet about and comment on and every week I run out of time to do it.  This is my attempt to clear out the open tabs on my browser by putting them all in one place.  Enjoy!

This one might be a little longer than normal because I didn’t do one last week.  Just enjoying a few days off for Thanksgiving and being around family.  And Keto cheesecakes.

Ketogenic Diet Myths vs. Facts – It bears repeating.  If Nina Tiecholz writes something, I share it.  That woman is brilliant.  In this case, a great blogpost breaking down common myths about the Ketogenic diet and what the science says about them.

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy – Found this interesting in light of what we know from Dr Seyfried’s research.  We know cancer loves sugar so if we can use a sugar to defeat it, that would be a game-changer.  Apparently, the cancer cell tries to metabolize Mannose like glucose but can’t get energy from it.  Can’t wait to see how this is incorporated into cancer research moving forward.

Being Overweight or Obese and the Development of Asthma – This particular study really hit home for me because I was that overweight asthmatic kid for most of my childhood.  I will never forget the day I was cleaning off my desk after having been low carb for a few months and finding my old inhaler.  I used to always have to know exactly where it was in case I had trouble breathing but after keto, I totally forgot about it.  Just one of those great NSV’s that come with eating food that doesn’t cause inflammation.

The overfat pandemic in India – Was so happy to see this paper put the blame for the obesity epidemic in India squarely on sugar.  You would think that if the Vegan arguments are right, India would be the healthiest place on Earth but alas, they were sold a defective bill of dietary goods like the rest of us.  I was also surprised to see that Phil Maffetone co-authored this paper.  It reminded me to reach out and try to get him on the podcast!

Lifestyle Medicine … where did the meat go? – This is a must read article about the conflicts of interest in the dietary guidelines.  A masterful breakdown of the influence of Seventh Day Adventist money on our plant-based lifestyle guidelines.

The untold truth of Little Debbie – Speaking of Seventh Day Adventists, guess what company that pumps out tons of sugary treats is owned by and Seventh Day Adventists?  Why Little Debbie of course.  Wasn’t there another company responsible for some portion of the American Obesity problem owned by 7DA?  Oh yeah, it was…

Corn Flakes Were Part of an Anti-Masturbation Crusade – Good ole Kellogg’s and their anti-masturbation Corn Flakes.  How many Vegans do you think realize their diet was designed to make you less virile an sexually active.  To effectively castrate you?  Probably not too many.

Here’s The Economist extolling the virtues of Veganism.

 

Ever wonder why your teeth are crooked?  This might clear up the mystery.

Very nice breakdown of the Tim Noakes trial.

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 107: Jimmy and Christine Moore

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Jimmy and Christine Moore about their new book, Real Food Keto!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find Jimmy and Christine Moore’s new book, Real Food Keto here.  You can get more info about Christine’s NTP practice at RebootingYourNutrition.com.  Of course you can find all of Jimmy’s social media and podcasts at his website here.  (I highly recommend Keto Talk.  I shuffle through a lot of different podcasts but this is the one that stays on the list.)

11/14 Weightloss Wednesday: A Lazy Week

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11/14 Weightloss Wednesday: A Lazy Week

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  As of this morning I am at 239.8 lbs which means not much change since last week.

I would love to say that I have just been focusing on my exercise and taking care of myself but that has not been the case this week.  I have been SO LAZY this week.  I had to work overnight to cover for a coworker’s absence as he dealt with a death in the family and that always screws with my rhythm.  Add to that, it has been downright COLD this week and I haven’t wanted to go out back where my weights are and you had a perfect storm of reasons to do nothing.  The biggest thing I accomplished this week was watching Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat on Netflix.  (Very good by the way)

Now I’m looking at the week ahead and seeing Thanksgiving.  Oh boy.  That is going to be tough.  My goal is to get down a few pounds over the next few days because I will definitely be eating some food next Thursday.  We usually make sugar free desserts but that usually doesn’t stop me from putting on a few pounds.  I guess we will see what happens!

How did you do this week?  Let me know in the comments!

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 106: Amy Berger

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Amy Berger!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find more from Amy on her Twitter here, her website here, and grab a copy of her book The Alzheimer’s Antidote here.

11/7 Weightloss Wednesday: Not Quite 100% Yet

This Week in Low Carb News: Coffee is Good and So is Butter

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This Week in Low Carb News: Coffee is Good and So is Butter

Every week I come across a bunch of articles I want to tweet about and comment on and every week I run out of time to do it.  This is my attempt to clear out the open tabs on my browser by putting them all in one place.  Enjoy!

Combined effect of coffee ingestion and repeated bouts of low-intensity exercise on fat oxidation – Finally some awesome news about weight loss.  You oxidize fat faster if you drink coffee before exercise, presumably because of the caffeine.  I’ve been saying for years that coffee is a health food (as long as you don’t get addicted to the caffeine) so drink up!

Vindicating Gary Taubes: A Smackdown of Seth Yoder – Fantastic look at some of the finer points of Gary Taubes’ arguments.

Vigilance versus vigilantism in science: Are ethics no longer important? – I have been following the attempts as smearing Maryanne Demasi for a while so this article written by someone with some inside knowledge of what happened was very interesting.  Things like this remind me of how crazy vegans can be, going so far as to smear someone’s good name who just believes eating animal products can be good for you.

Reflections on a Carbage Article – A scientist takes down a bad Lancet study

Butter Battle 2.0 – I love Dr Lustig and this quick look at the realities behind dairy fats is a must read.

World’s oldest-known animal cave art painted at least 40,000 years ago in Borneo – What were early humans interested in enough to paint on walls?  Broccoli?  Nope.  Meat.

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11/7 Weightloss Wednesday: Not Quite 100% Yet

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday!  As of this morning I am at 239.6 lbs which means the weight I put on after Halloween and my Mother-in-Law’s birthday is gone, which is great.

I have also been feeling under the weather for a few days now.  I thought today was going to be the day that I got out of bed feeling 100% but I was still coughing up a little phlegm.  I thought I was going to be able to get back to my normal exercise routine but thought it might be better to wait another day.  No sense pushing myself and getting sicker.

I plan is to continue working on handstands as well.  I wasn’t happy with my progress which was practically nil.  I always knew I wasn’t athletic and very clumsy but I had no idea that my balance was that bad.  I thought I would be able to figure it out but goodness, it is far more challenging than I thought.  Nothing to do but keep practicing I guess.

How did you do this week?  Let me know in the comments below!

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The My Sugar Free Journey Podcast – Episode 105: Siobhan Huggins

In this week’s My Sugar Free Journey Podcast, we are talking to Siobhan Huggins!

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Podcast Shownotes

You can find more from Siobhan over at CholesterolCode.com or  follow her on Twitter here or Instagram here.  Here is the article on cholesterol and women here and the Carnivory Con she mentioned here.

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10/24 Weightloss Wednesday: Rain Rain Go Away

Curing a Cold or Flu on the Ketogenic Diet

10/31 Weightloss Wednesday: The Trickiest Time of Year

Winning Weight Loss in November and December: 6 Easy Tips

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Winning Weight Loss in November and December: 6 Easy Tips

The average American gains 1-3 lbs per year.  This is why so many of us were at a healthy weight when we graduated high school and thirty pounds over weight at 30.  But that weight gain isn’t even over the entire year, on average 80% of that weight gain happens in the last 2 months of the year which makes total sense.  When do you eat more crappy food than in the time between Halloween and New Years?

The nice part of having this information is if we can have a plan of attack in November and December where we either lose weight or at the very least don’t gain weight, we can have a successful year of weight loss and don’t have to try to undo a bunch of weight gain in January.  (And we all know that never really works anyway.)

So let’s look at some simple strategies we can use to jumpstart weight loss and make it to the end of the year with our weight loss goals intact.

Throw Away the Halloween Candy

I am writing this on the day after Halloween and we have a bowl of candy sitting on the counter that is absolutely screaming my name.  I have ignored it so far but I’m not sure how long I can stay strong.  My wife says we are keeping it to give to the grandkids when they come over but Twix and Kit Kats might as well be catnip and Kryptonite to me.  Do yourself a favor and throw it away.  Just get it as far away from you as possible.  Open the packages and put them down the garbage disposal if you have to but get rid of the temptation.

Start Tracking Your Food/Macros

If you aren’t doing it already, consider downloading an app like Lose It or My Fitness Pal and start tracking your food.  Navigating these last few months of the year will be tricky but sometimes just having that one little point of friction between seeing food and putting food in your mouth is exactly what you need to be able to think about what you are eating and how it will affect your health and your weight.  I remember reading years ago in The 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss that just taking a picture of your food before eating it was enough to help people eat less and lose weight.  I was skeptical when I read that but now I see the wisdom in it, it just makes you stop and think before you eat.

Start Planning (or Prepping) Your Meals

They say that failing to plan means planning to fail and this holds true for your meals as well.  You should never be 10 minutes away from needing to eat and not have a clue about what you will be eating.  Sitting down before the week starts and writing out a plan for what you will eat or what you will cook for your family will make your life a lot easier.  If you actually cook all your food in advance and put in tupperware containers so you just have to heat it up before each meal, your life gets even easier.  Concentrating all the work of food prep into one afternoon frees up so much time during the week and makes staying true to your dietary convictions so much simpler.

Make Low Carb Versions of Your Favorite Holiday Meals

I remember the first Thanksgiving where Dian and I were low carb and trying to figure out how in the world we were going to navigate these tricky waters.  We Googled recipes and either imitated or innovated our way through a relatively successful holiday with the kids.  Turns out if you do it right, most traditional recipes can be made low carb, or at the very least lower carb.  My favorite was all the work that went into my Pumpkin Pie and Cheese Cake recipes that can both be found in my dessert recipes ebook.  It was a lot of trial and error but over the years, we have perfected a lot of different recipes that have become family favorites.

Get a Support Group

I am a firm believer in the idea that the most important things in our life happen in community.  Having a group of people that will give you encouragement and support is absolutely crucial.  Ideally, this would be your friends and family but if you can’t have that, try joining our FaceBook group.  It is full of people from all walks of life changing their health and dropping weight with a Ketogenic diet.  We would love to see you there!

Stay Focused

It is so easy to justify a little cheat every now and again, after all Christmas (or Thanksgiving, or Halloween, or the Holiday Office Party, etc) only comes once a year.  But it is so easy to have those cheats stack up and undo weeks of weight loss in a night.  (Trust me, I’m speaking from experience here.)  Just stay the course and reap the benefits.

What about you?  Do you have any tips for making it through the Holidays?  Let me know in the comments below!

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